New Merchant Shipping (Accident Reporting and Investigation) Regulations 2012

The Merchant Shipping (Accident Reporting and Investigation) Regulations 2012 came into force on 31 July 2012. The new Regulations contain some minor procedural changes to its predecessor but are primarily designed to transpose into UK legislation the requirements of Directive 2009/18/EC which introduce common standards for the investigation of marine accidents across the European Economic Area. The Regulations were subject to a focused consultation conducted in January and February 2012. The MAIB would like to thank all those who contributed to this consultation process. The new Regulations and a response paper detailing the results of the consultation are available below.
ARI Regulations 2012 (309kb)
Consultation Response Paper (35kb)

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SD Nimble: MAIB Accident Investigation Report

MAIB Report on the investigation of the accidental discharge of carbon dioxide on board SD Nimble resulting in serious injury to a shore-based engineer at her Majesty’s Naval Base, Faslane on 23 August 2011. Report No 23/2012. Published 22 August 2012. Download report: SDNimble.pdf (2,765kb)

The Merchant Shipping (Accident Reporting and Investigation) Regulations 2012

The new Regulations contain some minor procedural changes to its predecessor but are primarily designed to transpose into UK legislation the requirements of Directive 2009/18/EC which introduce common standards for the investigation of marine accidents across the European Economic Area.
The Regulations were subject to a focused consultation conducted in January and February 2012. The MAIB would like to thank all those who contributed to this consultation process. The new Regulations and a response paper detailing the results of the consultation are available below. Go to the MAIB website for more information…

Tombarra: MAIB Accident Investigation Report

MAIB Report on the investigation of the fatality of a rescue boat crewman on board Tombarra at Berth 3, Royal Portbury Docks on 7 February 2011. The report was published 19 July 2012 in two parts: Report 19A/2012 & 19B/2012. A Safety Bulletin was also produced for this incident and can be viewed on our website:   Read Safety Bulletin.
A Safety Flyer was also produced for this incident and can be viewed on our website: Read Safety Flyer.
Read the report:
Part A – The failure of the fall wire.
Part B – The weight of the rescue boat.

Chiefton: MAIB Accident Investigation Report

MAIB Report on the investigation of the collision, capsize and foundering of the tug Chiefton with the loss of one crew member, at Greenwich Reach, River Thames on 12 August 2011. Report No 12/2012. Download the report from the MAIB website…A Safety Flyer was also produced for this incident and can also be viewed on the MAIB website:Safety Flyer